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, most never do. >>> in los angeles, there's growing dismay tonight over what the city is doing to make way for the arrival of the retired space shuttle "endeavor." they are cutting down 400 trees. many of them mature beautiful trees in a city that needs them. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: they're cutting down some 400 trees, including many mature pines and magnolias reduced to stumps, so the five story high, 78-foot wide endeavor can move down the streets. some along the south l.a. route are not amused. >> you're sitting at a stoplight, that little bit of shade is gone. it is a concrete jungle. it's more like new york than los angeles. >> that's stupid. replant them, why cut them down? >> reporter: the california science center says, once the "endeavor" is in place, they'll plant twice as many trees as will have been cut down. but removing the trees on the route selected was the only option. dismantling endeavor or airlifting it were deemed impossible. so good-bye trees. the 12 mile trip from l.a.x. to the science center next month was supposed to be a two-day
of los angeles, followed by past democratic convention speeches, starting with hillary clinton in 1996, and john edwards, from 2004, in boston. >> joining us this week on "newsmakers," the mayor of los angeles. he is the president of the democratic national convention this year. we are here in tampa with major garrett and peter nicholas. the mayor is in our washington studio. before we leave tampa, let's start there. what is your impression of the republican convention this year? >> thank you for having me, by the way. it is good to be with the three of you. i thought that the madison avenue advertising executives they brought in to recast governor romney did a fairly good job of making him warmer and fuzzier. aha i think that they also did a good job of talking in generalities. if you listened, governor romney asked to listen to a speech and there was not there. not a lot to talk about ending medicare as we know it, turning it into a coupon program. they did not talk very much about the tax cut. $5 trillion that will just extend the deficit, along with the ryan budget, 29 years before
the field we begin with developing news in southern california all wild fire in los angeles county has scorched 3,600 a. the williams fire sparked around in the angeles national forest 1500 people evacuated campgrounds that post up to 12,000 visitors have been cleared. the fire 5% contained. the round-the-clock work on dumbarton bridge is paying off a cut opened earlier than the scheduled 5:00 a.m. tuesday time reporter don knapp has more. >>> it is the weather, the bay bridge crews are used to the cold windy foggy weather this week and it is calm and mild i think that as it helped to get the bridge work done. near-perfect weather helps workers move ahead with seismic work on the dumbarton like last time crews take advantage of the close bridge to do other work such as painting a logical fixtures and patching potholes absorbing and do crash absorbent cushion >>> it is going to be open for fast track before that was open only door and car pool hours now will be open for fast track use >>> they are replacing a seismic joint the weekend began vacaville joins out >>> we're preparing for 10
that the president's first term has been a failure. dnc chairman and los angeles mayor told cbs this morning the country is better off now than it was four years ago. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the answer is yes, we are better off but we've got to keep on working harder. >> reporter: a delegate from maryland agrees. we've had -- owe. >> we've had more private development in the last few months. >> reporter: security is tight where the big speeches start tuesday. streets remain open today to allow the public to enjoy carolina fest. there will are music and entertainment all day. party leaders, including congressman emmanuel cleaver are stressing the work that still needs to be done. >> president obama, if he's reelected as we expect, somehow we've got to have a much better relationship with the house or the american public will suffer. >> reporter: a new charlotte observer elon university poll shows mitt romney running four points ahead of president obama in north carolina, a state he won in 2008. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> republican mitt romney is spending his day
't down on 10, it is in downtown los angeles. bank robbery suspects. four suspects accused of robbing a bank near the magic mountain area. two of those suspects along the way have now jumped out of the car. this thinking down about three different freeways now it is on certain streets in downtown. speeds have been cropped upwards of 110 miles per hour in a black bulbul. down the 110, hitting about 70 miles per hour. the traffic downtown, he hit congestion, decided to get off, and now, as you can see, at one point there were a dozen patrol cars chasing this guy. they want this guy badly because this is an armed bank robbery, and there is believe that this guy would be on the inside. with at least one suspect with him. clearly they are paying very close attention to him. you see a couple of times that the cops had an opportunity to do a pit maneuver that we have seen so many times. in this case, not knowing if weapons might be there, they are airing on the side of caution. we know that there are three or four different television help helicopters that are following this and it appears t
a worldwide public health hazard. david wright abc news los angeles. >> man police describe as the instigator of gang rape near richmond high school has pleaded guilty to escape life in prison. 22 year old manuel ortega will serve 32 years in prison. he was the first of 6 defendants to stand trial in this 2009 rape that made national head liens. in october of that year a girl leaving a homecoming dance was raped and beaten for 2 hours with no one coming to her aid and others watching. ortega was seen running from the area. remaining 5 defendants are awaiting trial. 4 face life in prison. >>> judge ruled today that then governor arnold schwarzenegger did not break the law by commuting the prison sentence of a political ally's son hours before leaving office in january 2011 schwarzenegger cut the manslaughter sentence in half for nunez son of former assembly speaker fabio nunez. lawsuit filed by the victim family say schwarzenegger violent add law requiring him to notify them that he was cutting the sentence. >>> more to bring you busy night as you can tell. dramatic reversal at big time s
officials in los angeles county tell us a wildfire above the city of glen door not contained until a week from thursday. fire destroyed 3600 acres in the angeles national forest. campers and few resident were evacuated over the weekend and the flames now appear to be burning on uninhabited land. firefighters rely on retardant drop, cooler weather and calmer wind in order to get a handle on the fire. very dramatic shot of air tanker dropping flame retardant. 15 percent contained at this point. >> los angeles got a big boost to fight its fire. robert explains. jeans. >> 1600 gallon of water delivered on demand. that's the advantage of the so-called super scooper aircraft. and for the 19 year in a row a pair of the planes are in los angeles just m time for fire season. >> no metropolitan fire department in the world has the fire fighting aircraft capability that los angeles county does. >>reporter: at news conference in van nice today la county officials announced the arrival of the planes which are on lease to the county from the canadian government. the county also leases an eri
since he disappeared sunday. they plan to go back out this morning. >>> los angeles bank manager is okay this morning after a bizarre and terrifying heist. two masked robbers abducted her from her home at gunpoint and held her overnight. in the morning they strapped what they said was a bomb to her and demanded she go to her east l.a. branch to take money and place it outside for the robbers to retrieve. she did that and the two men escaped with the cash. a bomb squad removed the apparent bomb from her waist and rendered it safe. the robbers escaped in a two-door kia. "good morning america" will have the latest coming up later this morning at 7:00. >>> right now 4:47. curiosity gets a report card. next what we expect to find out today. >>> getting your kids to school, the new app that promises to take some of the pain out of the commute. >>> the one disease scientists every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a mil
delegate. mark matthews is in charlotte. >> reporter: the chairman of the convention is los angeles mayor go , you would think california delegates -- would get good seats. in the back in the corner in the dark. >> reporter: yep delegates in the cheap seats first rows reserved for swing states like iowa and nevada. >> i hope california never upfront. >> reporter: california delegates met at the airport by an army of volunteers. can't say if saturday night's party contributed to the eject of a california delegate, sometime after this big blow-out two delegates showed up at the hotel one falsely claiming to be a congressman was asked to go home no names being released. one arrest. several hundred hundred marched through uptown charlotte. remember the san francisco woman kicked out of the republican convention during romney's speech? she is here in charlotte with her crew. >> people of all races and economic backgrounds in the streets, a lot of young people which makes me inspired. >> reporter: inspiring young voters is the goal of the organizers they are going to stream the until convention
on the settlement won't be released until the terms are agreed upon. >>> work use in los angeles have been angering some residents by chopping down hundreds of trees for a space shuttle. 400 ficus, pine and other trees that line the treats of l.a. are being removed so the enormous space shuttle can be removed from the l.a. airport through inglewood to the california science center. endeavour will make the trip next month the center will plant 800 trees to make up for the loss. some residents say no amount can make up for the shade and beauty of the lost trees. >>> san francisco supervisors refused to other turn their vote approving a 134 unit condo project. the issue now goes to voters on the november ballot. the project is located in the waterfront area north of the ferry bidding. supervisors approved it in june with a provision to increase the height limit from 84 feet to 136 feet. opponents gathered more than 30,000 signatures to qualify the referendum to overturn the height limit. the project will remain on hold until after next year's elections. >>> encouraging news from doctors about a firefi
in los angeles, peer into some of the world's largest extremes. >>> here's a look at this morning's headlines and entertainment news. at the box office this weekend, fear ruled. the horror film "the possession" took advantage of the holiday weekend. not much competition. and a pg-rating. to grab the top spot with $17.7 million. and this one is bill's favorite film. "oogie love". that's not for you? >> no. >> how about this one? as expected, the big balloon venture earned the worst wide release opening ever, averaging just $207 a theater. >> you can do the math at $10 a ticket, 20 people average in every theater. >> elsewhere, oscar-winner russell crowe and a friend had to be rescued by a u.s. coast guard boat after they lost their way kayaking in the waters off new york's long island. oops. where's the compass? >>> finally, check this out. hollywood's walk of fame is one place you won't be finding the ubiquitous kim kardashian. all saying she wanted her own star, winning the award is part of the criteria for being selected and a career in business or acting for five years or more.
states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, the national average may drop to the mid $3.00 range. certainly some areas could drop even l
years behind bars when he's sentenced next month. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. >>> coming up, your friday morning weather, and the they lose their lead in the american league east. i was living with this all-over pain. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can do more of the things that i enjoy. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcoho
are about to hear from the mayor of los angeles after taking care of business in the opening half hour of the session. what they have to do is answer the question and mitt romney and paul ryan put to america when they appeared last week. they said, ask yourselves, are you better off now than you were four years ago? the old ronald reagan question. it is a question that advisers have struggled with in talk shows over the weekend. you look at the statistics, the answer is no. they are not better off average incomes in the middle class in the together is worse. think of america in a bigger sense is what they will have to say today. we're on an economic price of the spirit of the banking sector was about to topple. the car programs was about to explode. and by the way, we have also killed osama bin laden. it will have to ask america to think about it in bigger macro terms rather than just a microcosm of their own lives. >> and michelle obama speaks tonight. how will she tried to sell her husband to those undecided voters. -- to those undecided voters? >> with their orange-to do this week i
for his performance in "the green mile" michael clarke duncan died tonight in los angeles. besides the green mile he had a string of other block busters. he was engaged to marry omarosa. he was 54 years old. >>> a legal nightmare for the grandson of the red bull founder. he is accused of hitting and killing a police officer with a ferrari and dragging his body down the street. he was traced back to the foul compound by following a trail of motor oil. the family is worth nearly $5.5 billion. the top police official in bangkok says that another officer tried to cover for the suspect. >>> prince harry made his first appearance since nude photos in sin city were leaked. he appeared at ease and made no reference to the scandal. two weeks ago a newspaper released nude photos of him in los angeles. >>> children who take medication for asthma may grow up to be shorter an their peers. children who took the drug grew to be an inch shorter than other adults. but they point out that the drug's benefits outweigh the risks. >>> paying more to buy organic foods may not be worth it. buying organic
majority didn't vote to approve the change, the los angeles mayor went ahead with it anyway. here's why, in his teleprompter, the script was already load, ordering him to declare that, quote nthe opinion of the chair, two-thirds having vote in the affirmative, we are going to continue all of this and continue the coverage here on "hannity." but first, let me welcome the reverend jesse jackson. >> good to see you. >> sean: this will be the convention that we will remember as the time that god was nay'd and boo'd by the democratic national convention? >> what i really think is that jesus at pon toint point said, lord is not the issue. it is not the name god, it's the will of disbod that's at stake here. we must focus not on whether we name god, allah, ya way, but we feed the hungry. >> sean: but we are not talking about feeding the hungry. we are talking about the democratic party boo'd and loudly and three separate times they boo'd, obviously a majority wanting it to stay the same with god taken out and jerusalem as the capitol of israel taken out. that's a reaction that the country has
to the public. los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa is the convention chairman. >> wove got the most comprehensive and deep -- we've got the most comprehensive and deep ground effort we've ever seen. in fact, this convention is not only going to be the most diverse, op and accessible, it's also -- open and accessible, it's also going to be a working convention. >> reporter: expect speakers to hit also on the president's foreign policy. >> the president has gotten us out of iraq. we're getting out of afghanistan. we've got free trade agreements in latin america. wpresident that brilliantly dealt with the situation in libya. i think what this president has done is restored our prestige abroad. >> reporter: then there's the clinton question. why is the former president taking a primetime role? >> what president clinton will say is if you're looking for a president who can grow the middle class, create that economic expansion, move away from the policies of the past that crashed your economy and punished the middle class, then barack obama is your guy. >> reporter: all this begins mon
in los angeles, 84 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. showers and thunderstorms will pop up from the gulf coast to north carolina and from pennsylvania to new york. it will be dry over much of the midwest. very hot from the mississippi valley into texas and oklahoma with the mercury reaching as high as 106 degrees. >>> in sports this morning, the nfl season kicks off with a grudge match between the cowboys and giants. lots of smoke as the super bowl champs came out of the tunnel. it was all dallas during the game. the cowboys dominated new york. tony romo threw for 307 yards and three td passes. cowboys take down the giants 24-17. as this new season begins, a new study shows how dangerous football can be and looks at what a career of collisions can do to the brain. it came out the same day the nfl made a $30 million donation to research the connection between brain injuries and long-term disorders. bigad shaban reports. >> during his eight seasons in the nfl, kevin turner had plenty of collisions. some so hard they made his head spin. >> some ringing in your ears. you may se
. mostly sunny skies in dallas, 101. partly sunny in los angeles, 89 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. what's left of hurricane isaac will make for a soggy labor day for the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. much of the same for parts of tennessee, alabama and the carolinas, much of the same. hot and dry for the southern plains and the southwest. cooler temperatures will arrive in the northern rockies and upper midwest. the west coast should remain dry. >>> in sports this morning, first place in the american league central on the line last night in detroit. the tigers trying to claw their way into a tie with the white sox. game tied at 1 in the sixth. young hits one out in a hurry. a three-run homer to make it 4-1 tigers. ace, justin verlander strikes out 11. the tigers win this thing, 4-2. >>> the braves trying to avoid a sweep. at the hands of the philly. atlanta trailing in the bottom of the ninth. 40-year-old chipper jones delivers a walk-off three-run shot to right that caps a five-run ninth inning rally. the braves win it. -8-7. >>> >>> a teenager goes deep deep for
heist, but it played out in real life in los angeles today, two men in ski masks, armed and dangerous, they kidnap a bank manager and strap what the woman is told is a bomb to her waist. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: east los angeles, 0830. the drama begins to unfold. the manager of this bank of america, you can see her there, carefully walking out of the bank, there's a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> she was told it was explosives, and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all the money. >> reporter: she told police, the robbers kidnapped her last night and forced her to play that terrifying part in that audacious heist. that is the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad using a robot to detonate the device is still unclear whether it was genuine. there are echoes of that fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he
a campground in the angeles national forest. that's northeast of los angeles. officials say it's burned more than 4,000 acres. it's only 5% contained. about 12,000 visitors who flocked to the park for the labor day weekend had to be evacuated. suraya fadel from kcbs in los angeles has more. >> this is my little bit of heaven and i want it to stay just the way it is. >> reporter: a sense of worry and fear among the group of mountain residents who refuse to leave their homes. >> some people have absolutely no other place to go that are here. they're making it just barely. >> reporter: flames continue to race sporadically through graveyard canyon in the san gabriel canyon mountains of the angeles national forest. >> i'm going to stick it out until the boss says it's time. and then when it's time, it's time, we're going. >> reporter: what's your biggest concern? >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >> oh, i couldn't even sleep last night. i was up until 4:00 in the morning checking the fire, see how it was going. everything was aglow. >> reporter: lou stevens is 1 of the 25 re
hope to contain a rare and worrisome disease. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >>> tonight investigators are combing through wreckage after a deadly crash at an air show in iowa. it happened at the quad cities air show when a training jet flying in formation crashed into a field and burst into flames, killing the pilot. no one in the crowd was hurt. >>> at penn state today there was a moment of silence before the first football game of the new season. the crowd honoring the victims of child sex abuse. it was the first start to a penn state season without joe paterno on the sidelines since 1949. his widow, sue pa certain know did attend the game. >>> as "nbc nightly news" continues, sticker shock this labor day weekend as gas prices reach record high. so what's to come? >>> later they say everything is bigger in texas, but this you've got to see to believe. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting
to be earthquakes. one of them in los angeles and another in china. in the chinese quake, 43 people were killed. 150 more injured. a 5.6 quake in southwest china. the one in los angeles was 3.4. it struck around 9 miles west of downtown los angeles, no reports of injury. >> another big story, trouble off the field for dematha a high-school football players. >> they are accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina. jummy olabanji is live outside the school this morning in hyattsville. >> good morning. reports that the incident happened just a week ago last friday when the team traveled to north carolina for their season opener. the washington post is reporting five players involved in this incident have all been removed from the football team. a parent of one of the players told the went on line and hired three prostitutes from a call service in the carolina. reports say after the final bed check was done around 4:00 in the morning they escorted the prostitutes into the hotel and some of them engaged in sexual activity with the prostitutes in one of the hotel rooms. all the players in
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with caroline kennedy also. >>> a bizarre bank robbery straight out of the movies leaves los angeles police baffled. plus andy roddick's emotional farewell at the u.s. open. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> bill clinton defends president obama and makes the case for reelection. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? the answer is yes. >> the weather playing a role in the convention. president obama will not deliver his address at an outdoor football stadium. >> apparently the campaign is concerned about this well-known weather phenomenon known as empty seats. >> a broken off remnant of isaac is making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. that could mean more downpours, flash flooding from louisiana to the florida panhandle. >>> here we go again with the tar balls. miles of louisiana's coastline closed to fishing. >>> a federal judge ruling arizona can enforce the most controversial part of its immigration law. >> show me your pape
. there we go. los angeles police are reporting this is their robotic, the police robot that you're looking at. this robot is on the scene of a bank robbery. it is a bank of america branch, downtown los angeles, kind of east los angeles, if you will. two robbery suspects at this point were reported but cannot be found. right now there are unconfirmed reports that there may have been explosives tied to a woman inside of that bank. as you can see, live pictures, these are live pictures from east los angeles, our fox affiliate in los angeles. anyway, wanted to show you those right now. let's stay on the west coast. we will bring you our west coast minutes as we continue to bring you what is happening. also watching some big stories, and here is one of them. 3600-acre fire raging in the san gabriel mountains outside of los angeles. officials said it could take up to a week to contain the blaze which has burned five and a half square miles of far. also, portland, oregon officials may approve i proposal for a publicly subsidized to tell at the convention center. the proposal would require between
of homes totally lost over here. this is a horrific sight. >> the wildfire in los angeles national forest grown to 3600 acres. thousands of people had to evacuate. >> breaking news out of pakistan this morning. an attack on a u.s. government vehicle there has left two americans among the wounded. >> dramatic video of a deadly air show crash in iowa. a jet took a nosedive and crashed into a field. >>> a monster truck lost control and careened straight into a group of spectators during a race in oregon saturday. >>> cape cod beaches may be opened but the fears of great white sharks that washed ashore. >> russell crowe had to be rescued by a u.s. coast guard boat after they lost their way off new york's long island. oops. >>> all that matters. >> they didn't want a debate about clint eastwood, they wanted it about mitt romney's ideas. people are talking about the bizarre clint eastwood performance. bizarre clint eastwood performance. >> it go ahead, make my soup. captioning funded by cbs >>> woel welcome to "cbs this morning," charlie rose and gail gail are off today. this is labor day -- pr
on the investigation into an explosive heist in southern california. >>,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, >> last night in los angeles on robbers executed a daring and thought out heist that rivals but plots of hollywood movies. it played out with two men in ski masks allegedly coursing a bank manager to rob her own branch. the fbi is on a hunt for the suspects and we turn to melissa mccarthy for the latest on the investigation. >> with added security on site, it is business as usual at the bank of america and east los angeles. this was the scene yesterday after two men, still at large, successfully pulled off an elaborate bank robbery, is hitting with a significant amount of cash. investigators say that they kidnapped and terrorized the bank manager, to aid in their plot. this former police chief for the counter-terrorism bureau and now a senior correspondent with cbs, says that his sources indicate that this was possibly an inside job. >> i say that because they had knowledge of the bank and a new where the branch manager lived and a new the system in the bank, they did not just hell-a to get all the money from the
frank from massachusetts and mayor villaraigosa, the mayor of los angeles. gentlemen, watch this. conservative groups are trying to drive home the point that president obama's out of touch in this issue. take a look at this new ad produced by gary bower, just caught it this morning. let's watch this ad they're running here. >> hey, honey. how are you? >> fine. i guess. >> what's going on? >> well, obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. that's not the change i voted for. marriage is between a man and a woman. >> that's not the change i voted for either. >> what can we do? >> we can vote for someone with values. >> well, you know, i don't think that's a very realistic discussion. i've always wondered what it does to their relationship. nothing probably. here's the line they're putting out. obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. you know the language that's coming out and the platform of the democratic party. does it meet this. is it forcing gay marriage on the country? >> not forcing gay marriage on the country. what he's speaking to is the notion th
. it is incredible. folks say they could see the clouds from all across los angeles. now to west los angeles. >>reporter: it broke out at midday and the cause is under investigation. you mentioned the evacuation, the area usually has 12,000 people on the holiday weekend to use this for all forts of -- sorts of activists. they have been brought out because they could get in the way. firefighters need every inch of access. more than 4,000 actioners have burned and they are telling us it is just 5 percent containedded and 400 firefighters are battling the blaze. if you come in by 9 plane, the mountains to the right as you come in to lax, an area that is remote but, at the same time, an area used by so many people this time of year. there are a number of helicopters and planes battling this type. it hand a tough fire season so far with a number of major fires in california and every single western state has had multiple large fires. many of the states have exceeded their fire budget for the entire year and there is still two months left to go. also, we are told a small fire has just started up n
's popular curry village camping area. >>> to southern california. a bizarre bank robbery in los angeles today. police are looking for two men who took a bunch of money after kidnapping the bank manager the night before and after abducting her strapped a purported bomb to her body. here is nick watt. >> reporter: east los angeles 08:30. the manager of this bank of america walks in to work and tells the staff she has a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> a device was strapped to the woman's body. she was told that it was explosive. and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all of the money. >> she told police the robbers kidnapped her last night and forced her to play that terrifying part in their audacious heist. the bomb squad removed the device and detonated it but unclear whether the device was genuine or fake. there are echos of the fatal robbery in pennsylvania back in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into the bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he was in on the plot. this morning the b
place? the democratic party decided to send out the convention chairman, los angeles mayor, to have a voice vote and put "god" bad in the platform and knowledge jerusalem as the capital of israel. they need two thirds approval from the delegates in the crowd and then this happened. >> the matter requires two-thirds vote in the affirmative. all those delegates in favor say aye. all those delegates opposed, no. in the opinion -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor say "aye." all those delegates opposed, say "no." i'll do that one more time. all those delegates in favor say "aye." all those delegates opposed say "no." in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirm, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended, as shown on the screen. >> you can see some delegates booed when it was announced that god and jerusalem were back in the platform. a delegate told us she doesn't think this language is representative of democrats or americans and senator durbin was steamed at bret baier for suggesting this language made a difference at all. >> let m
bruno city park to mark the two-year anniversary of the blast. in los angeles, space history is coming to town, why the last trip for the iendeavor is sending anger into the stratosphere. >> a lot of you at the coast are wondering " where is the sun shined? ". it is september after all, coming up and whether we will talk about the prospects for sunshine, not only at the coast but for all the bay area, things are changing as soon as tomorrow. >> and dennis o'donnell, digging deep to stay on top. we will tell you why jim harbaugh all left 49ers practice early today and the most famou,, >> new tonight, san francisco police have made an arrest in a diamond heights murder case. 45 year-old james reckless has been charged for the death of a hair stylist found dead inside of his apartment back in june. according to police, a suspect met him in a bar the morning of homicide and a two took a taxi cab back to his apartment and witnesses helped piece this case together. >> a convicted murderer in massachusetts serving life in prison, and getting a gendered change surgery on taxpayer dollars. a ju
is in the books in charlotte, north carolina now. the los angeles mayor opened the ceremonies earlier today. but the biggest name was former president, bill clinton. it's no jet that president obama and president clinton are not the best of best friend, but each of them realizes that supporting one another is mutually beneficial. mr. clinton, still wildly popular in the democratic circle, electrified the crowd in charlotte. >> we all know that he also tried to work with congressional republicans on healthcare, debt reduction, and new jobs. and that didn't work out so well. but it could have been because as the senate republican leader said in a remarkable moment of candor, two full years before the election, their no. 1 priority was not to put america back to work. it was to put the president out of work! [ cheering and applause ] >> well, wait a minute. [ audience booing ] >> senator, i hate to break it to you. [ laughter ] >> but we're going to keep president obama on the job! [ cheering and applause ] >> president obama's plan cuts the debt, honors our values, brightens the future of our
. host: where were you born? guest: los angeles. host: how long have you been in new york city? guest: i think 17 years. host: where did you go to college? guest: usc, university of southern california. host: when did mom come from israeli? i assume she's an israeli citizen and you are too. guest: technically. in fact i'm supposed to travel on an israeli passport but i don't have one. so my mom moved to the united states, i believe, when she was 22, or very early 20s. met my dad in los angeles, got married, had me. host: are they still out there? guest: my father passed away a couple of years ago, my mother is in los angeles, although we're trying desperately to get her to move to new york. hose host let's go back to the documentary, this is the oil-for-food program scandal. let's watch. >> i don't want to miss it here. why was a stop not put to it when they immediately saw corruption and it had the opposite effect they intended to do. >> we're talking about the mountain of the operation, our senior managers were not on speaking terms with each other so when issues like that came up, iss
miller taking in $228,000 a year. >> firefighters face a tough job battling a wildfire burning near los angeles. the williams fire started yesterday in the angeles national forest, burning about six square miles so far. only 5% contained. it did threaten homes and officials kept an order in place and there is about 25 acres in the naggal for yeast president obama is in louisiana right now, getting a look at the damage left behind by hurricane isaac. the president greeted by louisiana governor, then traveled to st. john the baptist parish, bun of the hardest-hit communities. the storm just a category one but left behind damage far out of proportion to its strength. >> my vehicle, my home, my motor bike. i lost everything. what i have with me now is actually what i own. >> and hundreds of thousands had no air conditioning for six days and just north of new orleans, an area expected to craft today which means hopes are still in danger of flooding tonight tonight. >> coming up sandhya patel her eye on another tropical storm. >> and as we take a look there is tropical storm john may factor i
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